Obituaries

Photo Coverage: Remembering Katherine Helmond

BroadwayWorld reported last week that Katherine Helmond, the Tony-nominated and Emmy-nominated actress, passed away February 23 of Alzheimer's complications at her home in Los Angeles. She was 89.

Today, BroadwayWorld is remembering Helmond with a look back into our photo archives.

Helmond gained fame as Jessica Tate, the ditzy matriarch on Soap, for which she received four Best Actress Emmy Award nominations. She was a lead player on the controversial ABC series from 1977 until it was canceled in 1981. In 1984 she took the role of "Mona Robinson" on the ABC sitcom Who's the Boss?,for which she earned two Supporting Actress Emmy nominations. In 1993 she appeared in one episode of the British version of Who's the Boss?, The Upper Hand.

The actress appeared in four Broadway shows, earning a Best Supporting or Featured Actress Tony nomination for playing Margaret in the 1972 revival of Eugene O'Neill's The Great God Brown. Her other Broadway credits include the revivals of Private Lives (1969), Don Juan(1972) and 1993's Mixed Emotions. Helmond also appeared Off Broadway in 1999's The Vagina Monologues.

Read the full obituary here.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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Photo Coverage: Remembering Katherine Helmond
Katherine Helmond attends a Broadway Show on October 14, 1979 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Katherine Helmond
Katherine Helmond attends a Broadway Show on October 14, 1979 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Katherine Helmond
Katherine Helmond of 'Soap' photographed on October 15, 1981 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Katherine Helmond
David Christian and Katherine Helmond attend a Broadway Show on November 14, 1980 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Katherine Helmond
Katherine Helmond, Robert Mandan, and Cathryn Damon photographed on June 1, 1982 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Katherine Helmond
Katherine Helmond photographed at the Emmy Awards in September 1, 1988.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Katherine Helmond
David Christian and Katherine Helmond attend a Broadway Show on November 1, 1980 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Katherine Helmond
David Christian and Katherine Helmond attend a Broadway Show on November 1, 1980 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Katherine Helmond
Katherine Helmond photographed with husband in September 20, 1985 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Katherine Helmond
David Christian and Katherine Helmond attend a Broadway Show on November 1, 1980 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Katherine Helmond
David Christian and Katherine Helmond attend a Broadway Show on November 1, 1980 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Katherine Helmond
David Christian and Katherine Helmond attend a Broadway Show on November 25, 1981 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Katherine Helmond
Katherine Helmond attends a benefit on September 1, 1980 in Los Angeles, California.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Katherine Helmond
David Christian and Katherine Helmond attend a Broadway Show on May 2, 1982 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Katherine Helmond
Katherine Helmond and Danny Pinto attend 41st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on September 17, 1989 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Katherine Helmond
David Christian and Katherine Helmond attend a benefit on September 17, 1992 in Los Angeles, California.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Katherine Helmond
Katherine Helmond photographed at 'Experience the Divine' Bette Midler in concert at Radio City Music Hall in NYC on September 14, 1993.



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